Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books

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Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill is the owner and passionate force behind this ace cafe and bookstore specializing in black writers and literature. The shelves that line the several rooms of the cozy cafe are piled with a wonderful range of tomes and own-brand goods, including T-shirts and totes.

Bobbie's hosts readings, movie screenings and other events. The coffee and snacks are also pretty tasty.